MMO-Champion - Cross-Realm Dungeon Feature Coming Soon
Cross-Realm Dungeon Feature Coming Soon
Originally Posted by Slorkuz (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
With the continued popularity of the Dungeon Finder, many players have been asking for a way to group up with real-life friends who play on other realms to take on instances together. Today, we wanted to give you a heads up about a new feature currently in development that will allow players to invite Real ID friends of the same faction to a party regardless of the realm they play on, and then queue up for a 5-player regular or Heroic dungeon.

As this is a fairly complex service to develop, we don’t have a release date to share quite yet. It’s important to note that as with some of the other convenience- and connectivity-oriented features we offer, certain elements of the cross-realm Real ID party system will be premium-based, though only the player sending the invitations will need to have access to the premium service. We'll have more details to share with you as development progresses -- in the meantime, you may begin to see elements of the feature appear on the World of Warcraft PTR.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Cross-Realm Dungeon Feature Coming Soon started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. Phaidrae's Avatar
    LAME! First they wanna charge us to change our characters looks/name...Then they wanna charge us for changing realms...Then pets and mounts...NOW THEY WANT TO CHARGE US TO RUN DUNGEONS WITH FRIENDS?! Fucking lame, honestly.

    If they're going to start implementing all of these "premium" services - why not just up sub prices by like $2/month or something?

    This feels like it's slowly going in the direction of "WoW is going to be F2P soon, but if you want to chat/use the AH/buy from vendors/run dungeons we'll charge you $.99 per instance of each! "Enjoy" your gaming!"
  1. Almighty1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by redmund View Post
    Can't say I'm impressed with this being a paid service. Hopefully they backtrack on that.
    i dont see why they should. this is not something you MUST have to enjoy the game. its something that is an extra feature that will require some extensive development. if mailing items cross servers to your own toons is such an issue then i can only imagine the amount of work something like this would require. IMO blizz is adding something very amazing with this feature, and from a business pov it only makes sense that they make it a premium service
  1. bluspacecow's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Xeraxis View Post
    I could have swore battlegroups were done away with (as far as match making restrictions) around 4.0.3 and BGs and RDF just pulled from anyone within your region.
    News to me. And I wasn't talking about match making restrictions. I was talking about particular realm servers being hosted at particular Data centers by battlegroup. And the added complication to what seems like a simple thing for them to do.
  1. hankitg's Avatar
    Couldn't care less that this will cost money. I will happily pay, the friends I've made through LFG that are on different realms I would happily pay to play with, beats random pugs any day of the week.
  1. Narshe's Avatar
    $15 a month is premium enough!
  1. CrenVerdis's Avatar
    I had a very bad feeling since the merge of Blizz/Activision.

    And now I remember AGAIN, why I thought this was a bad fusion. All this paid crap started when Blizz/activison was born.

    Thanks Kotick. The child (Blizz) was spoiled by just his intentions.
  1. Seelenjaeger's Avatar
    Nice ... but paid? Nah.
  1. Kashim's Avatar
    Lol premium? This? Ridiculous. The remote service for smartphones I can somewhat understand, but this is insane.
  1. FireBorne's Avatar
    WoW peaked in wotlk, it's all downhill from here, enjoy the ride!
  1. Selxxa's Avatar
    Premium features have a place in free-to-play MMOs, like Runescape or Maplestory. But not in a game that we're already paying for.
  1. AetherMcLoud's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bergmann620 View Post
    Sure, I would really love it if they had a clear demarcation between a team that we paid our $15 a month to for further development, and the team that designs bonus 'Premium' content, but that's just not how game dev works.

    I'm willing to bet that the pricing they announce isn't even going to turn a profit- it's likely going to be just enough to break even, so that they wouldn't be diverting resources.
    Can they already put us into cross-realm dungeons? Check.
    Can we already be in a cross-realm party chat outside of that dungeon? Check.
    Can we alredy chat with friends on other realms or in other bliz games? Check.

    They already have all those things. Writing a module that uses those won't be hard or take long.
  1. MrExcelion's Avatar
    I feel that paying for a physical app to put on your phone to do Mobile AH/Guild Chat was fine, but I don't agree with this for an in-game feature. The Premium Services are categorized as "World of Warcraft Remote" under your account page, and allow you to do some quality of life things remotely outside of the game. This completely in-game feature isn't in line with their original vision for this service.
  1. Mascotte's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ashaela View Post

    With that logic I could say that raiding the Firelands should be something only premium accounts can do, seeing as it's been impossible up until now.
    You did pay for Firelands, the moment you paid for your Cataclysm copy.
    But then its called an expansion, and not a premium service.

    Once you buy Cata, or any of the old expansions, you buy any changes made up to that point, including the first raid tier etc (So lets call that 4.0)
    And you get severall content patches attached to that (Including Firelands).

    A Wotlk account cant play Firelands, since they haven't bought the 'premium upgrade' to get to play Cataclysm and thus Firelands.
    You made the argument for me tho;
    Buying WoW vanilla only gets you so much, want more, pay more.
    We have been using paid services for years, we just called them differently.

    And yes, you dont have to agree, thats just fine, but i cant help but think i understand that they wont release this for free, since that would hinder them more then they would benefit from it.
  1. Violent's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bluspacecow View Post
    Actual it is more complicated.

    Last time I checked the cross realm dungeon finder only works with realms in your battlegroup. Battlegroups are limited to one data center so they don't have to worry too much about how the data gets from data center to data center and if they need to do any encryption or special handling of the data.

    This is extending it to all players not matter what battlegroup they are in. Spanning data centers. May seem like a minor point to you but even so this does add another layer of complexity.
    LoL! I can tell, they have you right where they want you. Mind picking up that pencil for me, while Blizz has you bent over that barrel?

    Saying stuff like this, implies you don't understand how things properly work.. For example, I buy a fish tank, rocks, filter, the whole bit.... Then one of the fish ask to be fed and I tell them, "That would be too complex" They created the entire system, how can doing anything with-in that system hinder them that much, if at all?

    Like asking God to get rid of all the Zebras on Earth. He replies, "That would be too complex, You owe me your first born."
  1. schippie's Avatar
    I never thought i had to say this....

    I always said blizzard was not effected because of Activision but this just proves me wrong Completely Wrong!!!!.
    I have no problems with pets,mounts, mobile apps ... But forcing a playerbase who already pay 15 euros a month to start paying more for a feature that Does Affect! the gameplay is just wrong....
    no not wrong just disgusting. If blizzard does this they will for the first time make me like blizzard alot less.

    One word for blizzard this change is a EPIC FAIL!!!!!
  1. Gr4vitas's Avatar
    LOL I about died laughing.

    Does blizzard have any concept of maths?

    It would be cheaper for you AND all your friends to just all transfer to one server than it would for you to use this service given an amount of time.

    lololz

    This shit makes me sick.
  1. Chronoless's Avatar
    What is the monthly fee for again? so instead of a F2P game with Premium services, we are getting a P2P with Premium services?
  1. Gouky's Avatar
    milking a cow? much

    good thing I pay for account with gold. and Pirated Star craft 2.

    Pirating D3 will feel nice.
  1. Tauror's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by schippie View Post
    I never thought i had to say this....

    I always said blizzard was not effected because of Activision but this just proves me wrong Completely Wrong!!!!.
    I have no problems with pets,mounts, mobile apps ... But forcing a playerbase who already pay 15 euros a month to start paying more for a feature that Does Affect! the gameplay is just wrong....
    no not wrong just disgusting. If blizzard does this they will for the first time make me like blizzard alot less.

    One word for blizzard this change is a EPIC FAIL!!!!!
    What change? That's the problem, people can't read and plainly understand what is written. Nothing is being changed, a new feature is being added, just that.
  1. Satema's Avatar
    Fuck That shit.
    If it`s only the Dungeon thing you get with Premium, It`s fine, BUT if they fucking get extra bosses, or something like that= BB wow, Hello Mw3

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